- Our attempts to negotiate a collective agreement are reaching a critical stage. Months of effort by the BCTF have been met with no interest from the employer in anything other than securing concessions, or budging from their pay freeze position. The provincial government is refusing to restore class-size and composition limits and is now moving towards imposing a contract by legislation.
The BCTF needs to be able to convey urgent information to members as quickly as possible. Please sign up to the member portal by clicking on the “BCTF Member Portal” banner on the home page at bctf.ca.
Member portal sign up is easy. At bctf.ca click on “BCTF Member Portal,” then click “first time here?” enter your name and either your BCTF six-digit ID or your district name and employee number. Choose a password (and remember it). For assistance call: 604-871-2119 or 1-800-663-9163, local 2119, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still have three iPads to give away as we reach preset sign-up thresholds.
- We have two new features on the portal
Get involved in our new BC Education Plan member discussion forum. Your union cares for you (our new site showing BCTF services for you).
- Please ensure the BCTF has your current preferred e-mail address (home if possible). You can check it or change your contact information on the MyBCTF portal.
The weeks ahead are going to be particularly important for our communications with all members—get connected to be in the loop!